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Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers

We have collected and analyzed 3 expert reviews and 328 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 70/100 and users rate it 86/100. The average review date is Oct 30, 2010. We have compared these reviews to 1146425 reviews from other Speakers. The alaScore™ for this product is 83/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers


alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 user reviews of Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Reviews about the reliability and size are overall positive. The usability and design also get good opinions.

price, design, usability, size, reliability

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BOSE 301-V Stereo Loudspeakers (Pair) - BlackBOSE 301-V Stereo Loudspeakers (Pair) - Black

Dec, 2018

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Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed


The sound of the 301 Bookshelf Speakers sounds big and the "seemingly good sensitivity" does a good job with background music and casual listening." Overall, they have "big sound and wide dispersion" despite having a "relatively small footprint." It...

The 301s throw very big sound with wide dispersion, which is pleasing to the listener ; The 301s fit into many different decors, and come in Light Cherry or Black. These aren't the largest amount of finishes, but the ones they have are pretty good

The Bose 301s offer sound lacking in focus and detail, as compared to more audiophile speakers in their price category ; The soundstage smears and the overall sonic picture lacks coherence, musicality and palpability when compared directly with the...

The Bose 301 provides big, expansive sound within a relatively small footprint, and fits into many space-conscious home environments. However, its sonic properties lack the raw frequency response, dynamics, imaging and soundstaging necessary for...

Apr, 2009

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Durable, High Quality, Good Value

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (

Bose 301 Series III Floorstanding Speakers


I'm using these as secondary units on a balcony mated to a Yamaha Rs700. 901's are primary. The sound is great with adequate bass even without an enclosed room to support the sound. I found mine used for under 100 bucks. For the money, their a good...

Feb, 2017

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Bose 301 Series III Floorstanding Speakers


For a small box, the 301 III series can deliver a whopping 150 watts. This is good for those who have limited space.. While they are touted as direct reflecting speakers, this is an advertising stunt and as far as I am concerned, they don't image well...

Jan, 2017

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Bose 301 Series IV Bookshelf Speakers


Suenan a caja, no me acavan de gustar. Queria substituirlos por unos Kef Coda 7 pero al final me voy a quedar con los kef, Los bose tienen unos agudos muy poco realistas y estridentes, no tienen nada de medios y graves.... Graves tienen bastantes pero...

Nov, 2016

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Bose 301 Series III Floorstanding Speakers


I used a pair of these as rear channels on a Marantz 2230 with a pair of ESS on my main channels. For those unaware, the Heil Air-motion transformer is one of the fastest, most accurate honkers ever designed and behave very much like a di-pole point...

Jun, 2015

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Bose 301 Series III Floorstanding Speakers


Very good product

Mar, 2015

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Bose 301


very impressive all around sound I highly recommend them to anyone with the budget.

Apr, 2012

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They ROCK!!


First these were bigger than I expected not a bad thing at all, they ROCK out the sound. The music is so crisp, clear and awesome. Can't say enough about Bose it's simply the best for music and TV. I know own four sets of different Bose Speakers for My...

Apr, 2012

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Not so much to brag about


Disapointed in product. I thought I would be able to connect to my big flat screen TV. but that couldn't happen. The product information could have given more detail on what additional equipment is needed to connect this set of speakers. Also for the...

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Compare Bose 301 speakers against other bookshelf systems, and you'll understand why this is one of the world's best-selling speakers. These versatile and elegant speakers are ideal for movies, music and more. Advancing a long-standing tradition of high-quality audio, 301 speakers feature Bose proprietary Direct/Reflecting speaker technology to re-create lifelike, spacious sound. You enjoy a natural balance of reflected and direct sound for a listening experience most conventional speakers cannot match. Music sounds similar to what you'd hear at a concert, while movie sound effects resonate much the way they do at the theater. The 301 speakers fit practically anywhere - living room, bedroom, wherever you'd like. Acoustically and visually, they match other Bose speakers for seamless sound and styling. If you're thinking about component home theater arrangements, they can serve as front speakers with Bose's VCS-10 center channel speaker and 201 or 161 speakers for surround sound. Or use 301 speakers as rear surround speakers with a VCS-10 center channel and 701 or 601 speakers up front. With so many options at your disposal, these little wonder Bose 301 speakers are soundly above all others in their class. Most conventional speakers radiate sound directly into the room, sending balanced stereo sound to one small "sweet spot." The 301 speaker system is designed to deliver Stereo Everywhere speaker performance. You can sit just about anywhere in the room and still enjoy balanced stereo sound. Direct/Reflecting and Stereo Targeting tweeters provide mid to high frequencies over a wide, stable area between the speakers. And 8-inch woofers in each speaker enable smooth reproduction of deep, low notes, even at high volumes. You want to hear the full spectrum of audio, and this speaker delivers. The 301 speakers also feature a host of accessories for many placement options, and streamlined styling to complement your room design.


RMS rated power:300


Color of product:Black / Wood

Dimensions & Weight



Model:301/301 Series IV/301 Series V
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Bose


Audio output channels:2.0
Number of Speakers:2
Recommended usage:Universal
Speaker placement:Celing-mountable
Tweeter: Yes
Tweeter diameter:1.97
Tweeter Size:1.97
Woofer diameter:7.99
Woofer Size:7.99


Color:Black/Light cherry

Other Features

Audio output channels:2.0
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.2 x 9.84 x 9.84 / 14.3 x 9.76 x 9.8
Satellite speakers RMS power:150

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Wireless technologies:Wired

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty /5 years warranty

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Passive
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:2-way/3-way
Nominal (RMS) Output Power:75Watt
Speaker System Type:Left / right channel speakers/Speaker

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:28.7
Weight:12.6 / 27.8